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Smartphone apps for weight loss and smoking cessation: Quality ranking of 120 apps.

@article{Patel2015SmartphoneAF,
  title={Smartphone apps for weight loss and smoking cessation: Quality ranking of 120 apps.},
  author={Raja Patel and Lucy Sulzberger and Grace Yung Li and Jonny Mair and Hannah Morley and Merryn Ng-Wai Shing and Charlotte O'Leary and Asha Prakash and Nicholas Robilliard and Merrin E. Rutherford and Caitlin Sharpe and Caroline Shie and Logitha Sritharan and Julia Turnbull and Imogen Whyte and Helen Yu and Christine L Cleghorn and William Leung and Nick Wilson},
  journal={The New Zealand medical journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={128 1421},
  pages={
          73-6
        }
}
The tobacco epidemic and burden from overweight/obesity are major causes of health loss in New Zealand.1 Changes to the obesogenic environment and the use of various price signals are probably the most critical interventions required (eg, tobacco tax increases2,3). But there is potentially a place for the promotion of individual-level interventions, including the use of innovative internet and smartphone technologies. In New Zealand, smartphone access has been increasing, and a survey in 2013… Expand
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